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Beautiful fall camping!

Worth getting up for the gorgeous sunrises I'd heard about! Nice beach camping able to have a fire... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jon and Jenny H
Truckee, California
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Stop by the Visitor Center Museum

We visited pyramid lake on a weekday in late August. It is in the Paiute tribe reservation. We... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth getting up for the gorgeous sunrises I'd heard about! Nice beach camping able to have a fire on the beach and drive right onto the beach and set up. Bathrooms and sanihuts were very clean. A bit of small trash on the beach, so...More

Thank Jon and Jenny H
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We visited pyramid lake on a weekday in late August. It is in the Paiute tribe reservation. We found it extra beautiful because there were very few people and no water crafts in the lake that day. We stopped at the museum visitor center which...More

Thank WEK54
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Not very long drive from Reno. The water is very clear and only a little bit salty. There are plenty of place to park near the water and it is very nice to swim in the lake. No wave, crystal clear water.

Thank charlie f
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Visiting Pyramid Lake is not just Pyramid Lake. The whole area is interesting and beautiful. Before visiting, I recommend you research the geology. The tufa towers are interesting, but the geology of the whole region is even more interesting. Google pluvial Lake Lahontan. I am...More

8  Thank 7,268
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself at Pyramid Lake. The Marina (just past Crosby lodge) has a little store and they serve food. Hours vary depending on when they want to be open. They have f’real ice creams and decent lunch options. I live in Palomino Valley!...More

1  Thank Frances C
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Pyramid Lake is a huge lake in the north of Reno and close to the borderline to California. Once you reach this lake you will feel like in the middle of nowhere. There are only a few houses and camping/picnic areas on the west side...More

1  Thank Dirk R
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting area with many pelicans. Quiet and beautiful views. Stop by visitors center on the way. There is also a store/bar/restaurant on the west side directly across from the "pyramid" in Sutcliffe

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Was looking for a place to camp in Nevada and stumbled on Pyramid lake. Such magical spot. It is on a First Nations reservation, so find the reservation's website and purchase a permit to use the land. (I think they are about $15?) There isn't...More

12  Thank Glasscanary
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Without any knowledge/expectation went to this place on December month and for sure you will trill about this place after visiting Even the road way(mountains/desert view) gives you scary feel but once you see blue water you will shout like a kid. Please take permit...More

4  Thank Vijay Kumar C
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Spent the Afternoon at Pelican Beach and had a great time close to Reno water is salt water but clean and warm nice beaches all around lake. The only con is no shade so bring tents

3  Thank Brian C
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4 May 2018|
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Response from Frances C | Reviewed this property |
That must be another Pyramid Lake. These reviews are for Pyramid Lake in the State of Nevada.
18 November 2017|
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Response from Frances C | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You need to go directly to Crosby’s or the Marina to get a permit. Or stop at the chevron gas station that you pass on Pyramid Highway/Los Posada. You’ll get fined if they catch you. Even if it’s just a quick viewing.